Deets: An uncommon -- but exceptional -- houseplant, ardisia features rich green foliage that adds life and cheer to any indoor space. It's a slow-growing shrub that, when young, makes an attractive addition to the top of a brightly lit table, desk, or bureau. Older specimens are great floor plants, where their upright shapes add interest and appeal to indoor spaces.
If ardisia gets enough light, it may form tiny pink or white flowers indoors. These blooms sometimes give way to colorful fruits.
Name(s): Ardisia; Ardisia humilis
Water: Water ardisia enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet or saturated. That may mean once a week or so, depending on the size of the plant, the size of the pot, and how much light it receives. (The more light, the more water ardisia prefers.)
Light: Grow ardisia in medium to bright light. It also appreciates high humidity and thrives if you add moisture to dry air via a small humidifier or by setting the plant on a tray filled with sand or pebbles and water. Boosting the humidity level can prevent the leaf tips from turning brown.